PBG08 Grasshopper density survey in the Patch-Burn Grazing experiment at Konza Prairie

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PBG08

Abstract: 

PBG datasets are associated with a long-term, large-scale study that is addressing the effects of fire-grazing interactions in the context of a Patch-Burn Grazing management system designed to promote grassland heterogeneity. Effects of patch-burn grazing management on plant and animal diversity and the nature and variety of wildlife habitat are being assessed in two replicate management units, each consisting of three pastures (watersheds) designated C03A/C03B/C03C and C3SA/C3SB/C3SC. In each patch-burn grazing unit, one watershed is burned and two that are left unburned in a given year. The burning treatments are rotated annually so that each pasture is burned every third year. Each patch-burn grazing unit is paired with an annually-burned pasture for comparison with traditional grazing systems (C01A and C1SB). All grazing units are stocked with cow/calf pairs from approximately 1 May until 1 Oct at a stocking density equal to 3.2 ha per cow/calf. To examine the impact of patch burning and grazing in all 8 units, we monitor changes in plant species composition, residual biomass, grassland bird populations, insect populations, small mammal populations, soil nutrients, and stream water quality1 (1C3SA/C3SB/C3SC unit only). The KSU Department of Animal Science monitors cattle performance, including weight gain and body condition to assess the economic feasibility of using patch-burn management on a widespread basis. This data set focuses on measuring grasshopper density using ring count method (Onsager 1977*) at watersheds C03A, C03B, C03C, C01A, C3SA, C3SB, C3SC, and C01B. Grazing intensity is estimated (Joern 2005) at each site at time of density measurements to model how grasshopper populations respond to grazing.

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Citation Suggestion: 

Joern, A., Nippert, J. 2020. PBG08 Grasshopper density survey in the Patch-Burn Grazing experiment at Konza Prairie . Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/69f8c8ee8f7b981d050f45e6419bd8e5.

Data set ID: 

122

EML revision ID: 

3

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Variables: 

Datacode
  • Label:
  • Definition: Dataset code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Rectype
  • Label:
  • Definition: Record type
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Recyear
  • Label:
  • Definition: The year of sample was collected
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: Year (YYYY)
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Recmonth
  • Label:
  • Definition: The month of sample was collected
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
Recday
  • Label:
  • Definition: The day of sample was collected
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
RecordedWS
  • Label:
  • Definition: The location of sample recorded
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
Watershed
  • Label:
  • Definition: Watershed code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Site
  • Label:
  • Definition: Site A-D
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GrazIntensity
  • Label:
  • Definition: Grazing Intensity 0-5
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
    • . = Missing or Not Measured
Ring
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ring # 1-80
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Count
  • Label:
  • Definition: Count number
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
Comments
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Dates

Date Range: 

Monday, January 25, 2010 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Publication Date: 

Monday, January 13, 2020
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